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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Northwest Minnesota Birding Report- Thursday, August 9, 2012

This is the Northwest Minnesota Birding Report for Thursday, August 9, 2012 sponsored by the Detroit Lakes Regional Chamber of Commerce. You may also hear this report by calling (218)847-5743 or 1-800-433-1888.
The last few days have had a hint of fall in them, but the sun has been shining, and some rain has fallen, making the lawns green up again. There are lots of young birds at backyard feeders, learning the ropes from the adults.
Shelley Steva saw two COMMON RAVENS near Sherack on August 5, a GREAT EGRET in the Grand Marais River near East Grand Forks , and two DICKCISSELS  near the intersection of CR 21 and US 75. On the 6th, Sandy Aubol had a TENNESSEE WARBLER in her yard. On August 8, she saw two RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS at the East Grand Forks State Recreation area with three young. 17 CHIMNEY SWIFTS were visible from her yard that day, and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW made an appearance there.
PILEATED WOODPECKER was observed by Shelley Steva in Thief River Falls, Pennington County, on August 9.
Two COMMON RAVENS were seen three miles east of Warren in Marshall County on August 6.
Beth Siverhus in Warroad, Roseau County,  reported a MERLINGREEN HERON, and COMMON TERNS on August 1. On August 8, BLACK TERNSSPOTTED SANDPIPERSPILEATED WOODPECKEREASTERN WOOD-PEWEEWHITE-THROATED SPARROW, and PINE SISKINS were seen in Roseau County. Gretchen  Mehmel and Jeff Birchem saw a SHORT-EARED OWL near Cecil's Landing on August 6.
Thanks to Beth Siverhus, Gretchen Mehmel ,Sandy Aubol, and Shelley Steva for their reports.
Please report bird sightings to Jeanie Joppru by email, no later than Thursday each week, at [email protected] OR call the Detroit Lakes Chamber's toll free number: 1-800-542-3992. Detroit Lakes area birders please call 847-9202. Please include the county where the sighting took place. The next scheduled update of this report is Thursday, August 16, 2012. 


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